What Are Some Facts About SUNY Cortland?


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The State University of New York at Cortland, SUNY Cortland, features 67 undergraduate majors, 30 graduate majors and four certificates of advanced study. The college, founded in 1868, includes three schools, the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Professional Studies. The campus sits on 191 acres in Cortland, New York.

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The university's academic departments include history, performing arts, physics, chemistry and economics as well as English, health, mathematics, Native American studies and political science. The college provides both major and minor undergraduate degrees, as well as teacher certification programs for both elementary and secondary education. The graduate degree programs include health, English, history, kinesiology and sports management. The school also offers pre-professional programs in law, medicine, dentistry, physical therapy and forestry.

Students at the university have the option of taking classes year round, as the school offers summer and winter sessions in addition to the traditional fall and spring semesters. For those looking for more culturally diverse opportunities, the school also offers study abroad programs.

The university's athletic program, nicknamed the Red Dragons, competes in NCAA Division III sports. The sports programs include football, baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's ice hockey, and women's volleyball. Students also have a variety of activities and clubs such as Ambassadors Club, Spanish Club, Cortland Writer's Association and CSTV, SUNY Cortland's television station.

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